Posted by: themoviecheese | November 3, 2016

Leeds Film Festival 2016 Daily Diary – Day One

Leeds Film Festival 2016 Daily Diary – Day One

It’s that time of the year again – where I prepare my buttocks for some serious numbing, get ready for feeling a lack of nutrition, adjust my eyes to square-vision and look forward to some seriously damn good films. This year, I have decided to account each day of the festival with daily blogs. And I am going to stick to it damn it! Well…I’m going to try my best anyway. As always, the first day only contains one film…

Paterson (dir. Jim Jarmusch)

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Outside of Ghost Dog (which is a very solid 9/10 for me), I’m not the biggest Jarmusch fan. Paterson is definitely one of the least pretentious films I’ve seen this year though. It perfectly mirrors Adam Driver’s central character Paterson in a feeling of subdued normality, never needs to even try to win anyone over. When it’s funny, it’s hilarious; and when it’s moving, it knows exactly what to tug on. Perhaps a little overlong, featuring a lot of sag that could have been cut, but Driver’s excellent performance compliments the genuinely clever script. 8/1o

 

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